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Soldiers' Votes

Volume 414: debated on Monday 15 October 1945

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asked the Under-Secretary of State for India whether arrangements are being made to provide facilities for Indian soldiers to record their votes in the forthcoming elections.

Only a relatively small number of personnel serving in the Indian Armed Forces will be qualified to vote during the forthcoming elections. The possibility of establishing a scheme which would enable such Service men who will not be able to vote in person to vote through the post or otherwise has been carefully considered. The practical difficulties are, however, such that it is not possible to overcome them in the time available.